The Mayor - Since retiring from his stellar NBA career, one that earlier this year earned him a nomination into the Basketball Hall of Fame, former Phoenix Suns point guard Kevin Johnson has established himself as a rising star in public service: a leader in the charter school movement and two-term Mayor of his hometown of Sacramento, CA.
Living Out Loud - Over the last four decades, Craig Sager has a been a mainstay in sports broadcasting, reporting from such major events as the World Series, Olympics and NBA Finals. The 64-year-old is best known these days for his signature work on Turner's "NBA on TNT," where he is a popular fixture with his engaging interview style and eccentric wardrobe of colorful custom suits.
Mavericks - Just south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay usually seems like any other beach town along the Golden Coast. But on rare occasions, after heavy winter storms occur thousands of miles offshore, it becomes surfing's Mecca, generating some of the most powerful and treacherous waves known to man. Called Mavericks, these waves can rise 50 feet or more and come with ice-cold temperatures, lurking sharks and jagged rocks.
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Sudden Impact - Going to the ballpark is an age-old tradition, but attending Major League Baseball games can be more dangerous than most think. Foul-ball injuries, including severe accidents such as facial fractures and traumatic brain injuries, happen hundreds of times every year in MLB ballparks, and many are preventable.
Arm$ Race - Outstanding student-loan debt in the United States currently stands at more than $1 trillion. Meanwhile, a financial arms race is underway, as the pursuit of winning athletic programs continues to drive up college costs.
Trumped - Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is no newcomer to controversy. In 2006, the high-flying New York tycoon embarked on a mission to build one of the greatest luxury golf resorts in the world - along with hundreds of homes and condos, a giant hotel and a conference center - near Aberdeen on the historic northeast coast of Scotland.
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